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Butte County Library

The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.

Originally established in the Butte County Charter in 1913, the Butte County Library system today consists of six branch libraries and a literacy program. Administrative offices for the Library are located in the Oroville Branch Library. The Library also serves residents through branches in Biggs, Chico, Durham, Gridley, and Paradise. 

Contact Information:

Butte County Library
1749 Spencer Ave.
Oroville, CA 95965
Telephone: (530) 538-7641
Email: buttehistory@sbcglobal.net

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Description: Black and white photo of a cave or rough tunnel with water and two "flow valves" in front of a half wall of concrete blocks (that also go down the "river" portion on the left). Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 3/4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0059 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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Description: A black and white photo of a group of about fifty people - some appear to be in costume. Most are young adults, with a few children. The room is decorated in a canopy of twirled crepe paper. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0048 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo of an interesting shot of the railroad tracks, built on half trestle on the side of a hill, rounding a bend. Very large pipe is going up the hill from it in lower left hand of picture. Inscribed on the backside: "Construction Great Western Power House, Las Plumas"; "603". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0046 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great Western Power Company,...
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Description: A view from above during construction of the Las Plumas powerhouse. It shows the skeleton of building structure of steel and wood. Workers in various sections are visible with a magnifying glass. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas"; "# 39". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0094 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...